Teddy Tahu Rhodes features in From Broadway to La Scala

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Teddy Tahu Rhodes features in From Broadway to La Scala

FROM BROADWAY TO LA SCALA

An evening of glamour, passion and romance featuring

GRETA BRADMAN, JENNIFER WARD-LEALAND, TEDDY TAHU RHODES AND DAVID HOBSON
SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE by DAME MALVINA MAJOR

Soaring with the exuberance of the great stage musicals and enriched with the passion of grand opera, From Broadway to La Scala will hit a new high note for all lovers of fine entertainment with concerts in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in September.

Renowned for their charisma, stagecraft and musical versatility, New Zealand star bass baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes together with New Zealand theatre, film and cabaret star Jennifer Ward-Lealand join Australia’s favourite tenor David Hobson and breathtaking soprano Greta Bradman to thrill audiences with a seamless blend of classical elegance and theatrical glamour. And the legendary Dame Malvina Major will join the line-up as a special guest.

Beginning in Auckland on Tuesday 15 September at Auckland Town Hall, From Broadway to La Scala will then be performed at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington on Friday 18 September, and at the Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch on Sunday 20 September as part of Christchurch Arts Festival.

From Puccini to Rodgers and Hammerstein, Bizet to Gershwin and Verdi to Cole Porter, this unique concert experience will feature many of the greatest songs, arias and duets of the past two centuries, performed by these highly acclaimed contemporary singers and featuring the country’s finest orchestras

Teddy Tahu Rhodes said he was looking forward to “perform not only some of our favourite songs, but some of the world’s most-loved pieces of music.

Jennifer Ward Lealand said it is a “thrill to be part of this very special concert and, alongside my esteemed colleagues, sharing some of the world’s great music. If you, like me, love opera and musical theatre, you are in for a wonderful experience.”

David Hobson, who is known from his Opera Australia performance as Rodolfo in Baz Luhrmann’s La Bohème, said while he loves the intricacies of opera, “there really is nothing like the spark of musical theatre, so I am really looking forward to being able to perform all the music from genres that I love, all together in one great concert.”

Backed by players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra Wellington and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in each respective city under the musical direction of Vanessa Scammell, From Broadway to La Scala will transport audiences with a richly entwined repertoire of all time classics, drawn from two of the world’s most enduringly popular musical genres.

Greta Bradman: “The opportunity to connect with people from all walks of life is such a privilege and one of my favourite parts of being a performer. This concert is really a wonderful way for anyone to enjoy a diverse selection of music, from contemporary masterpieces to world-famous operas, which they might not otherwise get to experience.”

From Broadway to La Scala has a strictly limited season. Tickets for the Auckland performance are available through Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.co.nz 0800 111 999; and for the Wellington and Christchurch concerts, through Ticketek www.ticketek.co.nz 0800 TICKETEK (842 538)

For details visit www.frombroadwaytolascala.co.nz

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